Agriculture/ Environment Relationship

Benefits of Sweet pea to the environment

Figure-6-1-Sweetpeas

Benefits of Sweet pea to the environment

Benefits of Sweet pea to the environment is due to its beautiful flowers and as a legume such as a pea or bean.  The special fragrance of sweet peas freshens the air of the garden. It is native to Sicily, the eastern Mediterranean. Sweet pea is a climber and grows to 2 meters when a support is available like a fence or  wall. The wild plant from which it originated was purple colored, whereas many cultivators have created other colors.

 

Benefits of Sweetpea

              The beauty of Sweet pea and the floral parts

Benefits of Sweet pea in study of Mendelian Theory of Inheritance

Sweetpea was originally purple in color but has now segregated in various shades of purple blue and violet. It is because of the display of colors in a generation that followers of “Father of Modern Genetics”, George Mendel “who cross-bred the pea plants (Pisum sativum) showed the way to study the pea plant in sweet pea in the same way. The famous geneticist Reginald Punnett through breeding of sweet peas studied linkages of characters. The studies prove the benefits of sweet peas in scientific studies on inheritance.

What does the sweet pea symbolize?

For you born in April, your birth flowers are daisies and sweet pea.  Although daisies a wide sort flower the year round, sweet pea flowers bloom are seen to begin flowering in March and ends in November. The flowers are pretty with petals of two sizes and are exquisitely soft with paper-like texture. The sweet pea symbolizes Delicate Pleasure, Blissful Pleasure, and Gratitude and expresses Good-bye. Sweet peas would be a perfect floral gift for a dear one born in April. The benefits of a sweet pea to flower lovers are a matter of love and joy.

Benefits of sweet pea to the environment

The wonderful phenomenon of nitrogen fixation i.e. nitrogen fixation in the available form of the soil is done through the sweet pea root system. Rhizobia, a specialized kind of bacteria infect the root system of legumes.  The root on its surface forms nodules around the bacteria. The enzymatic system in bacteria converts atmospheric nitrogen into forms such as ammonium nitrate and nitrate for the use of the plant.  As the plant dies the nodules and roots decomposes and enriches the soil. The nitrogen contributes to seed formation after flowering. The root system still contains half of the nitrogen that can be used by the plant from the soil. This is a symbiotic relationship of the bacteria with the sweet pea root system. The legume is the host and the rhizobia s the provider. Sweet pea and other Fabaceae species provide organic and natural nitrogen for the following crops. The wonderful combination of happiness through the beauty and sweet scent of flowers and the organic environmental benefits of peas cannot be a happier expectation of those born in April!!!

Root nodules benefit the environment

Benefits of Sweet pea is due to its root nodules

How to grow sweet pea organically

Sweet peas love open airy spaces.  Make 12x12x12 inches hole in the soil. Add enough dry manure and let it stay for 4-5 days. Sweet peas love slightly alkaline pH between 7 and 7.5, for the best blooming. Mix the soil and manure into a powdery mixture and smoothen the bed. Soak the seeds overnight and plant 3-4 inches apart.

Figure-6-1-Sweetpeas

Fencing with Sweet pea flower

tendrils for benefits of Sweetpea

Tendrils help the sweet pea plant to hold and climb

 

Add water moderately to keep the seedbed moist. Do not let water stand on the bed. As the seedling grow, arrange for a fence for the twigs and tendrils to hold on and climb. Sweet pea, an annual plant will bloom in 3-4 months after seeding.

Bunch of Blue sweetpea-

Benefits of sweet pea in giving happiness to April born

If you have a garden, cherish the benefits of sweet pea for your happiness and the environment. Happy gardening! Plus share with the April-born for a healthy and happier relationship.

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